What is FootGolf?
FootGolf is a precision sport where players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. Its name is a portmanteau of "football" (meaning soccer) and "golf". It is closely related to golf. Simply put, it is golf with a soccer ball. It is a marriage made in heaven: footy and golf. Best game ever invented!!
FootGolf History - as told by Roberto Balestrini of AFGL
2008 - Juan Manuel Asensi, former FC Barcelona player began this journey when he started playing golf on a course with a soccer ball
2009 - Michael Jansen, half Dutch, half Australian, raised in California organizes first 9 hole FootGolf tournament in Holland
2010 - Roberto Balestrini decides this FootGolf is a good idea and begins work on establishing an organization responsible for promoting it in the United States
2011 - AFGL: American FootGolf League is founded in Palm Springs, CA by Roberto Balestrini
2012 - FIFG: Federation for International FootGolf is created and AFGL joins forces with many other countries
2012 - First FootGolf World Cup held in Budapest, Hungary
2014 - 240 plus FootGolf courses in over 30 plus US states and growing like crazy
2016 - Close to 500 FootGolf courses in over 49 US states and speeding like a steam engine or a turbojet..